Fario flies £1.50
FOUR new patterns from the Fario stable include a lure and three dries/emergers. The Gold Arse Cat Booby has been a great puller of fish so it was only a matter of time before the silver version arrived. The Silver Arse Cat Booby (1) is tied on size 10 and 12 competition heavyweight hooks and has a white marabou tail and wing, a 15mm silver Straggle butt and a body of 15mm chartreuse Crystal Hackle. It is finished off with white ethafoam eyes. Great as a point fly on a sinking line or when fishing up in the water washing-line style. The Half Hog Bibio (2) and Half Hog Hare’s Ear (3), both available in size 10, have a small wing of deer hair and feature hopper-style legs. Ideal for fishing just in or just below the surface when you can see the dorsal fins of trout just breaking the surface but they are refusing a dry fly sitting high on the surface. The advantage of these patterns is that they can also be Ginked up to hang in the surface or waked back across the surface to induce a take. The Shield Bug (4) is a more unusual dry fly, but it imitates an insect that often appears on waters up and down the country. All you need is an impressionistic imitation and this pattern does that very well. It has a brown foam cut-out resembling the ‘shield’ with some little hopper legs, a couple of pheasant tail feelers at the front and a touch of hare’s ear dubbing around the head. Tied on a size 10 short shank hook.
“The Half Hog patterns can be Ginked up to hang in the surface or waked back across the surface to induce a take.”